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Tallahassee Police Department Releases Body Cam Footage In Fatal Shooting

TPD says it's "committed to transparency" in releasing the body camera footage.
In a press release, the Tallahassee Police Department says it's "committed to transparency" in releasing the body cam footage.

The Tallahassee Police Department has released redacted body camera footage of a fatal officer-involved shooting. It happened April 9th at an apartment complex on Valencia Drive.

Investigators say a suspect fled from police and ended up inside an apartment with hostages. They say he jumped from a window and pointed a firearm at an officer, who shot him.

“Since becoming Chief, I made a promise that I will continue to stand by,” said TPD Chief Lawrence Revell in a press release. “That promise was to provide accurate and timely information to the community. Situations like these impacts everyone, from the officers involved to the citizens. The release of this video is intended to help the public better understand the chain of events that led to these unfortunate circumstances.”

The officer has been placed on administrative leave, and the investigation continues. The findings will be reviewed by the State Attorney’s Office and presented to a grand jury.

To view the body worn camera footage, click here. Viewer discretion is advised.

Gina Jordan is the host of Morning Edition for WFSU News. Gina is a Tallahassee native and graduate of Florida State University. She spent 15 years working in news/talk and country radio in Orlando before becoming a reporter and All Things Considered host for WFSU in 2008. Follow Gina: @hearyourthought on Twitter. Click below for Gina's full bio.